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Developers describe Electron as "Build cross platform desktop apps with web technologies. Formerly known as Atom Shell, made by GitHub". With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor. On the other hand, Pug is detailed as "Robust, elegant, feature rich template engine for nodejs". This project was formerly known as "Jade." Pug is a high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented with JavaScript for Node.js and browsers.

Electron can be classified as a tool in the "Cross-Platform Desktop Development" category, while Pug is grouped under "Templating Languages & Extensions".

"Easy to make rich cross platform desktop applications" is the primary reason why developers consider Electron over the competitors, whereas "Elegant html" was stated as the key factor in picking Pug.

Electron and Pug are both open source tools. Electron with 74.9K GitHub stars and 9.8K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Pug with 18.4K GitHub stars and 1.9K GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Electron has a broader approval, being mentioned in 221 company stacks & 374 developers stacks; compared to Pug, which is listed in 174 company stacks and 119 developer stacks.

What is Electron?

With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.

What is Pug?

This project was formerly known as "Jade." Pug is a high performance template engine heavily influenced by Haml and implemented with JavaScript for Node.js and browsers.
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    What are some alternatives to Electron and Pug?
    Photon
    The fastest way to build beautiful Electron apps using simple HTML and CSS. Underneath it all is Electron. Originally built for GitHub's Atom text editor, Electron is the easiest way to build cross-platform desktop applications.
    React Native Desktop
    Build OS X desktop apps using React Native.
    React Native
    React Native enables you to build world-class application experiences on native platforms using a consistent developer experience based on JavaScript and React. The focus of React Native is on developer efficiency across all the platforms you care about - learn once, write anywhere. Facebook uses React Native in multiple production apps and will continue investing in React Native.
    JavaFX
    It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms.
    Element
    Element is a Vue 2.0 based component library for developers, designers and product managers, with a set of design resources.
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    The Slack desktop app was originally written us the MacGap framework, which used Appleโ€™s WebView to host web content inside of a native app frame. As this approach continued to present product limitations, Slack decided to migrate the desktop app to Electron. Electron is a platform that combines the rendering engine from Chromium and the Node.js runtime and module system. The desktop app is written as a modern ES6 + async/await React application.

    For the desktop app, Slack takes a hybrid approach, wherein some of the assets ship as part of the app, but most of their assets and code are loaded remotely.

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    Slack's new desktop application was launched for macOS. It was built using Electron for a faster, frameless look with a host of background improvements for a superior Slack experience. Instead of adopting a complete-in-box approach taken by other apps, Slack prefers a hybrid approach where some of the assets are loaded as part of the app, while others are made available remotely. Slack's original desktop app was written using the MacGap v1 framework using WebView to host web content within the native app frame. But it was difficult to upgrade with new features only available to Apple's WKWebView and moving to this view called for a total application rewrite.

    Electron brings together Chromium's rendering engine with the Node.js runtime and module system. The new desktop app is now based on an ES6 + async/await React application is currently being moved gradually to TypeScript. Electron functions on Chromium's multi-process model, with each Slack team signed into a separate process and memory space. It also helps prevent remote content to directly access desktop features using a feature called WebView Element which creates a fresh Chromium renderer process and assigns rendering of content for its hosting renderer. Additional security can be ensured by preventing Node.js modules from leaking into the API surface and watching out for APIs with file paths. Communication between processes on Electron is carried out via electron-remote, a pared-down, zippy version of Electron's remote module, which makes implementing the web apps UI much easier.

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    Chris Saylor uses ElectronElectron

    Our application began as an HTML5 browser game, however we decided to leverage certain native parts of desktop applications by wrapping our client code into Electron. This also allowed us to not have to worry about compatibility across all the various browsers.

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    Romans Malinovskis uses PugPug
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    HyVive uses ElectronElectron

    Our Web Applications are served on our Desktops by Electron. This allows us to have native apps running on our Workstations without having too many Browser Tabs open at the same time.

    Avatar of Kalibrr
    Kalibrr uses PugPug

    We use Jade when writing HTML, which is much easier to read and maintain. We compile it to HTML before deploying it though, and don't use Jade's client-side rendering features.

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    Merge In uses PugPug

    We use Jade for constructing our modular UI. We also rely on Jade interpolation to pass reactive and static values from our Express server.

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    Seungkwon Park uses PugPug

    front-end ์ˆ˜์—… ๋•Œ ๋“ค์€ jade ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. html์„ ํšจ๊ณผ์ ์œผ๋กœ ๋‹ค๋ฃฐ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ณ 

    ๋กœ ์—ด๊ณ  ๋‹ซ์„๋•Œ ํ˜ผ๋ˆ์ด ์—†์–ด ์ข‹์•„ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ํ˜„์žฌ ํ”„๋กœ์ ํŠธ์— gulp์™€ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๋ถ™์ด๋ ค๋Š” ๊ณ„ํš์„ ๊ฐ–๊ณ  ์žˆ์ง€๋งŒ, ์•„์ง ์—ฐ์Šต์ด ๋” ํ•„์š”ํ•˜๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ƒ๊ฐ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
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    PawByte uses ElectronElectron

    Electron is the current preferred method to convert games made in the Game Pencil Editor for desktop support.

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    Metrix Financial Reporting Solutions UG uses ElectronElectron

    Implement a web-service using your favorite tools but sell a desktop application for oblivious windows users.

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    Ralic Lo uses ElectronElectron

    Used Electron to package single page web application as a desktop application.

    Avatar of Mathias Vonende
    Mathias Vonende uses PugPug

    Nice templating system, but lacks proper namespacing for non-html / xml data.

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